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Old 02-21-2012, 10:52 AM   #1
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Wiring Rigid Duallys to Ignition?

Just picked up a set of Rigid Duallys and mounted them to Windshield brackets on my 2012 JK, which Look Awesome and love the additional light without causing any windshield obstruction. However, the wiring kit, looked like it was just set-up for wirring the lights directly to the battery? the Positive and Negative ends had round hoops for attaching to the accessory positions of the battery. I would really like to wire the lights at least to only come on when the igniton is on. Anyone have any wiring locations that you can suggest or way that has worked well for you. I'm a total wiring noob.
I'm assuming I need an alternative location to put the Positive wire that only gets power when the ignition is on. but didn't want to just go poking around.

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Old 02-21-2012, 11:22 AM   #2
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Can't you run the wires to the cigarette lighter wires and use that as your power source? I believe that is hooked into the ignition.

I have no clue just throwing that out there. My duallys should be in today and wonder this same thing.

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Old 02-21-2012, 11:23 AM   #3
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I think your best bet is to use an Spod, especially if your not very electrically inclined. The 2012 electrical system seems to be very sensitive and I wouldn't go poking around.

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Old 02-21-2012, 03:00 PM   #4
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I checked the prices of SPODs, holy charge cards batman, they are more expensive than my lights..... I think that will have to go to Plan B for now. Doesn't anyone know where there is a good source of Key-on power in the Engine Compartment?. Searched everywhere, found nothing...
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:32 PM   #5
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Go to Quadratec. They show a wiring kit that taps into a safe place on the 2012 Wranglers, ignition sourced. I haven't used one as I have the sPOD but I'm sure it will work for a couple of accesories.
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:48 PM   #6
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You can pull power from the battery, fused of course. Feed power to the switch from the wire that feeds the power port that is tied to the ignition. Use the switch to trip a relay to turn the lights on. This way the switch is only live when the ignition is on, and it keeps the higher amperage out of the interior.

I hope somebody will post with a wiring diagram or a clearer explaination.

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